LONDON — A junior member of Prime Minister Theresa May’s government resigned Tuesday over Brexit, emboldening pro-EU lawmakers ahead of Key Votes in Parliament on Britain’s departure from the European Union.
Conservative lawmaker Phillip Lee, who voted to remain in the EU in Britain’s 2016 referendum, resigned as a Justice Minister so he could vote against the government on a key measure.
Lee said “the people, economy and culture of my constituency will be affected negatively” by Britain’s EU departure, and it is “irresponsible to proceed as we are.”
He called for Brexit to be delayed, and for the public to get a second referendum on the terms of any exit deal.
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